Posted by Dave Allee on
Robert Ruark was born December 29th, 1915, which means he would have been 101 years old today. Somewhere between the bullfights, drinking, African Safaris, best-selling books, magazine articles, and Spanish mansion, he earned the nickname "A Poor Man's Hemingway". Old Bob Ruark didn't dislike the nickname on bit; as he looked up to Papa greatly. He even joked in his autobiographical essay The Man I Know Best, "most days I was just hoping to be a poor man's Ruark!" He wrote about things he knew, and he knew much because he experienced it first hand. Happy 101st to one of the greatest, and most under-appreciated writers of the 20th Century.